Kobalt

Join Kobalt and you’ll work with some of the most talented, creative and committed people in the business. Our team puts Kobalt’s values to work daily to drive the success of Kobalt clients and build the future of the music industry. We’re on a mission to improve the future of music by combining music services and technology like no other company. 

Shape the future of music. As part of the Kobalt team, you’ll have all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding. 

Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We’re looking for an Assistant Manager, Content Operations specialist to join this critical function within AWAL’s Digital Operations & Supply Chain team. You’ll be responsible for getting our repertoire ready for release on streaming platforms, running the rule over new frontline submissions and catalogue products alike, as well as maintaining excellent operational relationships with our priority partner. You’ll be comfortable dealing with large volumes of content and have an innate passion for debating the finer points of digital release metadata. AWAL is already an Apple Preferred partner and a Recommended Label Distributor at Spotify, come and help us be even better. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the centre of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists and label release music through AWAL. Whether an artist or label is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers alongside forward thinking and innovative labels.  The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lauv, Tom Misch, Rex Orange County, The Wombats, Bruno Major, Neneh Cherry as well as leading independent labels such as Glassnote and Downtown. We deliver audio and video to all of the key platforms using our bespoke supply chain system, powered by Kobalt’s market leading technology, making thousands of deliveries per week. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES ASSISTANT MANAGER, CONTENT OPERATIONS AT AWAL DO? QC release submissions in accordance with partner metadata specifications. Provide structured feedback for client-facing teams when releases fail checks. Carry out product metadata updates as required across the AWAL catalogue. Work with Product and Digital Supply Chain teams to continually review and optimise QC processes with a view to scale. Contribute to internal Content Operations documentation, including up-to-date DSP best practices and metadata style guide. Conduct monthly performance review, including analysis of our iTunes Provider Scorecard. Work with client-facing teams to develop tools and resources to increase first time success rate for uploaded content. WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Experience in a Content Operations or Digital Supply Chain role, reviewing incoming content. Good knowledge of music metadata in a digital distribution context, particularly the iTunes and Spotify style guides. Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical audiences regarding complex metadata issues. Experience working with content management systems (iTunes Connect and Spotify preferred). Meticulous attention to detail. Bonus points for experience with command line tools, in particular iTunes Transporter. Extra bonus points for knowledge of audio-visual metadata requirements, and experience of reviewing short form music video.   Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Wired - How data saved music Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: www.awal.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers   IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.   KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE  | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE  | Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION  | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP  | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT  | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE  | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING  | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL SUPPLIED DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS  | Including seasonal social events and parties.   POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%). PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE  | Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME   (eligible after 1 month of service)  | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME  | In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are seeking a Client Analyst in New York to join our market-leading administrative team. You will join Kobalt’s Client Analysis team - a target-driven, data group that provides Kobalt’s clients with the most transparent and accurate reporting in the music industry. The ideal candidate is highly analytical, detail-oriented and comfortable working with big data and analyzing key trends. This position will work on a variety of projects to produce clear and concise reporting for internal and external contacts. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with data and problem solving.   BACKGROUND Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.   We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you believe in a better music industry and would be the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES A CLIENT ANALYST AT KOBALT DO? Use SQL to query the Kobalt database and generate accurate, clean data Use Excel to produce ad-hoc analyses for internal and external contacts Analyze and present key trends clearly and concisely using Excel Provide support to overall team with audits and large client requests Assist in producing reporting for Kobalt’s clients and senior executives Manage high priority client requests timely and efficiently Ability to troubleshoot and provide solutions when needed   WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field 2+ years’ experience generating and analyzing data at a music publishing or performing rights society Strong numerical and analytical skills Experience with SQL extraction & being able to run queries, modify and adjust scripts Ability to manipulate and scrutinize large sets of data and provide meaningful analysis Sensitivity to confidential information and material Strong in Microsoft Office Suite (advanced proficiency in Excel to analyze large datasets) Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt is looking for a music business affairs attorney for Kobalt’s Los Angeles office. This person will be responsible for drafting music industry agreements relating primarily to music publishing.   BACKGROUND Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently over 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you believe in a better music industry and would be the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A SR. MANAGER, BUSINESS AFFAIRS AT KOBALT DO? Draft agreements for music publishing Update legal templates as required Draft demand letters and other correspondence Other business affairs/legal tasks and projects as assigned WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Bachelor’s Degree JD Degree Minimum 3 years of experience in similar role at a law firm or in-house music company Experience drafting music publishing agreements Excellent communication skills Team player with high standards and integrity Organized, reliable, and results-driven Basic proficiency with GSuite, including Gmail, GCalendar and GDrive Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt is looking to hire a highly organised, self-driven and detail-oriented Operations Manager to support the SVP Operations and their team based out of our London office. The successful candidate will have previous executive-level support experience in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment as well as a track record of managing ever-changing schedules, conflicting priorities and planning international travel across multiple time zones. The SVP Operations manages a range of teams driving the global operations of AWAL’s recorded music business and its extensive roster of clients; these include digital operations and supply chain, release management, physical supply chain and distribution, release management and physical production, client admin, royalties and community support  functions. This role will be expected to gain a good understanding of these business functions and help with projects and any issues as they occur. As a natural extension of the supported executives in their day-to-day activity you will need to be an excellent organiser and communicator, able to build a trustworthy relationship among internal teams and external contacts. AWAL is the Recordings division of Kobalt, and provides a range of marketing, distribution and other services to artists and labels, empowering recording owners whilst enabling them to retain ownership and control of their masters. AWAL works with more than 12,000 clients and our roster includes artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Little Simz, The Kooks, Laura Marling, Tom Misch, De La Soul, The Wombats, David Gray, Placebo and LAUV, and labels including Glassnote, Mau5trap, Downtown, Side One Dummy, Wrasse and Chrysalis. Working at Kobalt, you will help empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & of course, a passion for music! WHAT DOES AN OPERATIONS MANAGER AT AWAL DO? Researching, requesting and generating reports on behalf of SVP Operations & the Ops team Manage diary, meetings schedule, booking occasional travel for the SVP Operations Provide the bridge for smooth communication among internal & external teams; maintaining credibility, confidentiality, trust and support Manage external relationships by filtering and prioritising contact Coordinate team meetings across Operations team functions Assistance with presentation documents (/PowerPoint & Google slide) as required Working with Ops team and CEO’s office team in producing & aggregating monthly stats/KPIs reporting & generating new regular Ops reports for the AWAL business Meetings scheduling/minute-taking/Kwiki pages maintenance as required Support Ops team office admin/facilities requirements (coordinating desk space etc.) Helping on cross-department projects as requested Working closely alongside EA to President AWAL and GM AWAL UK on AWAL team events and socials as requested Assist with AWAL management reports and presentations alongside EA to CEO and President AWAL Project Manage special projects as briefed by SVP Operations from time to time Data and business research, compiling special reports & organize data Circulate information internally within the company Manage administrative functions including processing POs and expenses for SVP Operations Work closely with the wider teams to coordinate  meetings and events as needed Work on ad-hoc projects and support other managers in the functions WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   Required Well organised, with great communication skills both verbal and written. Friendly , flexible working style with the ability to forge great relationships across the AWAL and Kobalt teams Ability to deal with colleagues at all levels, someone that can hold their own with senior management colleagues Competent with Powerpoint/Keynote, G Suite and Excel and ability to learn new Kobalt-specific systems as required Strong attention to detail Ideally 2+ years Music industry experience (for example artist management, record label, distributor) with a passion for music and the desire to put our artists first Desirable We would ideally like someone who is tech -savvy, not scared of systems and data and or strong exec assistant experience within music environment You will ideally have… …2+ years’ experience in a supporting role in the music industry …a digital/technical interest and skills or business studies/MBA background would be desirable …exceptional organisational skills with the ability able to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and manage competing priorities without losing anything in the shuffle …crisis and issue management experience and some project management skill …prior experience coordinating international travel and planning across multiple time-zones …strong written and verbal communication skills …ability to deal with colleagues at all levels of the organization …experience with PowerPoint/Keynote and Excel …very strong attention to detail You may be working for a record label or distributor but most important is that you are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have a friendly, enthusiastic & results-oriented attitude.   Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: AWAL x Forbes AWAL x Billboard Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements. KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE |  Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE |  Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION |  Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP |  Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME |  Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT |  As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE |  Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING |  Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS |  Including seasonal social events and parties. POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility. PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE |  Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME |  In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
AWAL, Kobalt’s Recordings Division is looking to hire a highly organised, self-driven and detail-oriented Executive Assistant to support the President of AWAL as well as the AWAL A&R team in our London office. The successful candidate will have previous executive-level support experience in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment as well as a track record of managing ever-changing schedules and conflicting priorities. The President manages a range of teams driving AWAL’s recorded music business and extensive roster of clients. The A&R team works creatively with new and established artists. This role will be expected to gain a good understanding of these business functions and help with projects and any issues as they occur. As a natural extension of the supported executives in their day-to-day activity you will need to be an excellent organiser and communicator, able to build a trustworthy relationship among internal teams and external contacts. AWAL is the Recordings division of Kobalt, and provides a range of marketing, distribution and other services to artists and labels, empowering recording owners whilst enabling them to retain ownership and control of their masters. AWAL works with more than 12,000 clients and our roster includes artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Kooks, Tom Misch, Bruno Major, The Wombats, David Gray, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Little Simz and LAUV, and labels including Glassnote, B-Unique, Lex, First Access, Downtown and Chrysalis. Working at Kobalt, you will help empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & of course, a passion for music! WHAT DOES AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AT AWAL DO? Assist with management reports, presentations and documents using Excel, KeyNote & PowerPoint Provide the bridge for smooth communication among internal & external teams; maintaining credibility, confidentiality, trust and support Help to manage external relationships Calendar management & meeting coordination Processing PO’s, invoices & expenses as well as manage domestic and global travel arrangements Data and business research, compiling special reports & organize data Handle meeting minutes & agendas, update shared documents, create reports & coordinate office and admin requirements for the wider team as required Manage A&R administration tasks such as deal management processes and coordinating recording sessions Handle some A&R enquiries Work closely with the wider teams to arrange meetings, manage guest lists and organise events as needed Work on ad-hoc projects and support other managers in the functions YOU WILL IDEALLY HAVE… …at least 2-3 years’ experience working in a supporting role working at senior level …a deeper understanding and interest in the music industry as well as all things tech and digital - business studies or MBA background is desirable …exceptional organisational skills with the ability to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and manage competing priorities without losing anything in the shuffle …crisis and issue management experience and project management skills …prior experience coordinating international travel and planning across multiple time-zones …strong written and verbal communication skills …ability to deal with colleagues at all levels of the organization …experience with PowerPoint/Keynote and Excel …very strong attention to detail Although music industry background is not essential, you may be working for in artist management, a record label or distributor but most important is that you are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have a friendly, client-focused mindset as well as an enthusiastic & results-oriented attitude. Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: AWAL x Forbes AWAL x Billboard Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog   SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements. KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE |  Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE |  Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION |  Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP |  Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME |  Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT |  As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE |  Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING |  Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS |  Including seasonal social events and parties. POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility. PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE |  Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME |  In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are hiring a Director, Digital Accounts to join AWAL in Los Angeles. Reporting to the VP, Digital Accounts North America, the Director will cultivate and strengthen relationships with editorial, marketing and label relations teams at streaming services in the US. This role will contribute to the overall digital release strategy and work closely with the global AWAL Digital Accounts team in addition to the AWAL Marketing Directors and the Label Management teams. We are looking for a hard-working self-starter with excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate has existing relationships with streaming services and a strong knowledge of the playlist and streaming environment. You may be working for record label, streaming service, digital aggregator or distributor and have experience in digital accounts as well as a solid track-record of building trustworthy relationships with digital service providers. (break into two sentences). BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, R3HAB, Timeflies, The Wombats, Betty Who, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, and Bruno Major. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A DIRECTOR, DIGITAL ACCOUNTS AT AWAL DO? Manage day-to-day relationships with Digital Accounts’ client relations teams Build account presentations and procurement of playlisting and store visibility Develop and implement playlisting strategies Collaborate with AWAL Artist Marketing, Label Management, B2B, and Artist Management teams to execute successful artist campaigns across the digital accounts’ spectrum Communicate digital account updates, changes and best practices across the AWAL organization Communicate streaming, play-listing and digital sales and streaming results throughout the AWAL organization Regularly run and utilize data analysis, including forecasting Review key campaigns for best practices integration across the roster Prepare and distribute pitch submission forms to multiple digital partners  WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 7+ years’ experience working in the music industry, with 4+ years of digital account experience Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred Knowledge of current and future trends in music, music business, and the digital account landscape Excellent communication skills, with experience of building and maintaining internal and external relationships Flexible in adapting to re-prioritized tasks and priorities Strong understanding of digital supply chain Knowledge of CMS’s & experience with rules of the DSP's Knowledge of best practices for various accounts & retailers regarding marketing, operations and programming Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to set and consistently meet deadlines Understanding of industry best practices for various accounts & retailers, marketing and operational front Existing relationships within the digital account landscape Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give creators, our artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers, the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers. Today, Kobalt does exactly that. Our music technology services including Publishing, Recordings, Synchronization and the world’s first Global Digital Collection Society are trusted by some of the world’s greatest artists, and we represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. And it’s not just the big names we help. Our open platform allows new and upcoming artists and writers all over the world to get access to invaluable insights that help boost their musical careers. SCALING UP Having undergone difficult times in the late 90s due to piracy, the music industry resurged due to streaming and curated online services and is now on a path of explosive growth as music becomes more ubiquitous than ever and distributed all over the world. Furthermore, data is today generated and collected at an unprecedented rate, through social media, marketing and other digital platforms. As leaders in music technology, we are riding a rapid growth wave and scaling our systems and products to cope with current and future demand, while also building new innovative products that not only enable better decision making, increased efficiency but also help maximise revenue for creators. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER AT KOBALT As a Senior Engineer at Kobalt, you will form part of our Ktech population and be enthusiastic and forthcoming with new ideas. You will work on a specific project, critical to Kobalt needs with opportunities to fully collaborate with teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our senior engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. We’re looking for smart generalists who can work with the right tool for the job. This is a unique opportunity to be hands on with both the product and the technology whilst helping to shape the future of music for creators. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Independently translate small to moderate feature requirements into production quality code Proficient in programming languages and technologies used within project team and code base maintained by project team Deliver tested production level code in a timely manner for small to moderate features within a team Able to provide guidance on coding and testing standards to juniors, peers and associates Able to work independently small to moderate features within a team Positively contribute and lead projects Able to collaborate and foster collaborative working with a multidisciplinary team Be creative and experiment with new solutions but pragmatic and committed to code optimisation and validation Empower and mentor more junior team members to improve their craft, deliver high quality products, and develop themselves as high performing engineers. Help standardise and continuously improve our software engineering practices, processes, and tools. Customer first mindset and obsessed about building and maintaining trust with both internal and external customers Value and be a culture ambassador for Kobalt Play an active role in promoting Kobalt’s brand by attending and being involved in events and networking  THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE... Strong knowledge of technical domain Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related relevant discipline (or equivalent) Technical knowledge, specifically in service-oriented architecture and functional programming developing and operating highly scalable data centric services and web applications Experience of best practices, agile methodologies, continuous delivery and experimentation Ability to work in a data driven environment, experience with Spark and/or Elasticsearch welcomed Ability to share expertise through mentoring and pair programming more junior engineers Expertise in multiple development languages, and are interested in learning more Experience in programming with Java and SQL, these are the two core languages we use at the moment, but we need to broaden our strengths with some Scala, javascript and other front end technologies. We've used other languages like Python (3) from time to time, so programming knowledge of this would also be beneficial Understanding of scalability, and implementation constraints; andcomfortable working with multiple stakeholders from different parts of the organisation IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give creators, our artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers, the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers. Today, Kobalt does exactly that. Our music technology services including Publishing, Recordings, Synchronization and the world’s first Global Digital Collection Society are trusted by some of the world’s greatest artists, and we represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. And it’s not just the big names we help. Our open platform allows new and upcoming artists and writers all over the world to get access to invaluable insights that help boost their musical careers. SCALING UP Having undergone difficult times in the late 90s due to piracy, the music industry resurged due to streaming and curated online services and is now on a path of explosive growth as music becomes more ubiquitous than ever and distributed all over the world. Furthermore, data is today generated and collected at an unprecedented rate, through social media, marketing and other digital platforms. As leaders in music technology, we are riding a rapid growth wave and scaling our systems and products to cope with current and future demand, while also building new innovative products that not only enable better decision making, increased efficiency but also help maximise revenue for creators. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER AT KOBALT We are passionate about our teams and hiring great talent. We are looking for engaged and sharp Engineers at all levels to support us with our growth ambitious. As an engineer at Kobalt you’ll be involved in the whole development life cycle starting with planning and road mapping sessions with the product team, writing clean, scalable and fully tested code. Our new developers are always mentored by an existing and more experienced member of the team and have access to an extensive range of learning materials ranging from a free Udemy account to access to a library of online e-books and audiobooks. As a technology company we are also committed to sharing our knowledge and experiences with the wider technology community through monthly technology and diversity focussed events. HOW DOES THIS ROLE CONTRIBUTE TO KOBALT? Our 100 strong engineering team is split into 4 main areas aligning to our core business units -  publishing ,  recordings ,  digital collections  and  synch . Each of these areas is split further into smaller product or feature lead teams. Our engineering teams find creative solutions to solve complex problems that help us provide most innovative ways for creators to distribute their work, collect their royalties, keep track of their streaming data and sync their music to TV, film and advertising opportunities that exists in the music world today. As a Senior Engineer at Kobalt you will be responsible for working on technology problems ranging from the large scale transformation of a monolith application that processes billions of royalty payments monthly, into scalable, language agnostic services, to using predictive analysis to build recommendation engines that help our Synch team find music to fit briefs from advertising agencies from a catalogue of millions of songs. Language is not the most important thing to us when we look for Engineers. What is important is that our engineers are curious, adaptable, dependable, always want to learn more, and are able to write clean, tested and reliable code. To begin with, you will likely be coding in Java so some experience of Java or a similar object oriented language will be advantageous.  We follow best practices, test our own code and deploy our own work with the help of our operations team. Tech we use at Kobalt includes Java, Spark, Python, Scala, Javascript, Node, Go, React, Redux, AWS, Docker, Oracle, SQL (plus loads more)  This is a unique opportunity to be hands on with both the product and the technology whilst helping to shape the future of music for creators . IDEALLY YOU WILL... Have a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent working experience Be comfortable in multiple development languages (static and dynamic) including Java, and interested in learning more Have a good understanding of systems design, algorithms, and data structures Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, or any proprietary clouds Experience with big data technologies (e.g. Hadoop) and with microservices architecture Demonstrate a devops-centric approach for delivering high quality and reliable service development, with a test driven approach for delivering clean, tested and reliable code Have experience of transferring knowledge and mentoring graduates and more junior team members WHAT YOU WILL GET IN RETURN A great salary in addition to a generous pension scheme (up to 5% matched) Peace of mind - we offer comprehensive health cover A dedicated learning and development team for Tech, Udemy, BookBoon and more Regular Tech Meetups hosted in the office on a range of topics from Scala to Agile Leadership Wellbeing - we care about your physical and mental health and offer you subsidised gym memberships, a cycle to work scheme, sports clubs, office yoga, and (almost) daily meditation classes A great office with everything you need to do your job and enjoy your place of work including fresh fruit and cereal, fantastic open space on our roof and shower facilities Our infamous Kobalt Socials including quarterly-company wide rooftop parties and regular team socials, beers/wine/soft drinks on a Friday and the odd famous person doing a gig in our kitchen IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give creators, our artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers, the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers. Today, Kobalt does exactly that. Our music technology services including Publishing, Recordings, Synchronization and the world’s first Global Digital Collection Society are trusted by some of the world’s greatest artists, and we represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. And it’s not just the big names we help. Our open platform allows new and upcoming artists and writers all over the world to get access to invaluable insights that help boost their musical careers. WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A PRINCIPAL ENGINEER AT KOBALT At Kobalt, our Principal Engineers wear many hats. They’re change agents, using their passion to proactively and decisively helping improve our processes, practices, infrastructure, architecture and services. They’re experts with deep technical knowledge and extraordinary problem solving skills, which they use to influence and support the business in decision making and in coming up with innovative solutions to new problems. They’re mentors and inspirational figures to engineers that thrive on learning and development. They use their clear vision and industry knowledge to contribute to Technology and Product roadmaps. They own the technology strategy and communicate it clearly to the rest of the organisation. They do all of this and somehow still manage to have great impact as individual contributors of code, frameworks and tools. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Contribute to setting technical strategy for both function and across organisation Create understanding for the engineering teams around strategy and overall vision Responsible for defining performance, scalability and up time metrics Arbitrate on technical issues and champion technical solutions that meet business and customer needs Lead on optimisation and quality Collaborate with your senior leadership team within tech and product to articulate and deliver a technical roadmap that meets current needs but supports us to scale & grow for the future Focus on building a high performing engineering capability for your area, both hiring, growing & retaining great people and instilling great ways of working Advocate for learning and mentoring talent Responsible for day-to-day operational excellence, including dealing with incidents & outages and making sure teams can be reactive as well as proactive when incidents arise Part of Kobalt’s tech leadership team and support in defining our overall tech strategy Play a personal leadership role on some major initiatives which need driving across multiple business units Positively contribute to projects outside of areas of focus up to a third of the time Ability to share expertise and promote diversity while navigating a complex organisation Value and be a culture ambassador for Kobalt THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE High level technical leadership in a product lead tech org Extraordinary problem-solving skills to scale up platforms and spearhead technological innovation Exposure to complex architecture challenges and complex business domain challenges Deep career expertise in software design, simplicity, scalability, re-usability and reliability Strong computer science and engineering fundamentals to Bachelor Degree level, enabling you to navigate, extend and re-invent complex systems most likely gained at Passion for metrics and data-driven decision making Have influenced engineering culture/process and to contributed to hiring great engineers at pace and mentoring their development Strong understanding of Data, including its collection, governance and processing at scale (e.g. using tools such as Spark, Hadoop, Storm or Kafka) Experience in a Java, JVM technologies environment with strong database skills in Oracle or another enterprise RDBMS Strong experience deploying application in AWS or Google Cloud Focus on domain driven development, behaviour driven development and test driven development best practices Contributions to the technology community through open source, publications, speaking or university lecturing. IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers. Today, Kobalt does exactly that. Our music technology driven music services including Publishing, Recordings and the world’s first Digital Collection Society are trusted by some of the world’s greatest artists, and we represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER AT KOBALT We are passionate about our teams and hiring great talent. We are looking for engaged and sharp Engineers at all levels to support us with our growth ambitious. As an Engineer at Kobalt you’ll be involved in the whole development life cycle starting with planning and roadmapping sessions with the product team, writing clean, scalable and fully tested code. Our new developers are always mentored by an existing and more experienced member of the team and have access to an extensive range of learning materials ranging from a free Udemy account to access to a library of online e-books and audiobooks. As a technology company we are also committed to sharing our knowledge and experiences with the wider technology community through monthly technology and diversity focussed events. HOW DOES THIS ROLE CONTRIBUTE TO KOBALT? Our 100 strong engineering team is split into 4 main areas aligning to our core business units - publishing ,  recordings ,  digital collections  and  synch . Each of these areas is split further into smaller product or feature lead teams. Our engineering teams find creative solutions to solve complex problems that help us provide most innovative ways for creators to distribute their work, collect their royalties, keep track of their streaming data and sync their music to TV, film and advertising opportunities that exists in the music world today. As a Senior Engineer at Kobalt you will be responsible for working on technology problems ranging from the large scale transformation of a monolith application that processes billions of royalty payments monthly, into scalable, language agnostic services, to using predictive analysis to build recommendation engines that help our Synch team find music to fit briefs from advertising agencies from a catalogue of millions of songs. Language is not the most important thing to us when we look for Engineers. What is important is that our engineers are adaptable, dependable, and are able to write clean, tested and reliable code. To begin with, you will likely be coding in Javascript so some experience of Javascript or a similar object oriented language will be advantageous.   We follow best practices, test our own code and deploy our own work with the help of our operations team. Other tech we use at Kobalt includes Node.js, PHP, Elasticsearch, Python, Java, React, Redux, AWS (and services including Lambdas and S3), Oracle, SQL (plus loads more) This is a unique opportunity to be hands on with both the product and the technology whilst helping to shape the future of music for creators . IDEALLY YOU WILL... Have experience of working on large and complex applications with high business and customer impact Have exceptional engineering skills preferably within a Javascript environment but any OO language is fine Have experience of transferring knowledge and mentoring graduates and more junior team members Be able to pivot - music is a fast moving industry to you will need to be able to change and adapt Have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms and preferably microservices A passion for SOLID principles and TDD - You will always write clean, tested and reliable code   IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give creators, our artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and publishers, the freedom and transparency they needed to build their careers. Today, Kobalt does exactly that. Our music technology services including Publishing, Recordings, Synchronization and the world’s first Global Digital Collection Society are trusted by some of the world’s greatest artists, and we represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. And it’s not just the big names we help. Our open platform allows new and upcoming artists and writers all over the world to get access to invaluable insights that help boost their musical careers. SCALING UP Having undergone difficult times in the late 90s due to piracy, the music industry resurged due to streaming and curated online services and is now on a path of explosive growth as music becomes more ubiquitous than ever and distributed all over the world. Furthermore, data is today generated and collected at an unprecedented rate, through social media, marketing and other digital platforms. As leaders in music technology, we are riding a rapid growth wave and scaling our systems and products to cope with current and future demand, while also building new innovative products that not only enable better decision making, increased efficiency but also help maximise revenue for creators. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ENGINEER AT KOBALT As an Engineer at Kobalt, you will form part of our Ktech population and be enthusiastic and forthcoming with new ideas. You will work on a specific project, critical to Kobalt needs with opportunities to fully collaborate with teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. We’re looking for smart generalists who can work with the right tool for the job. This is a unique opportunity to be hands on with both the product and the technology whilst helping to shape the future of music for creators .   MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: independently translate small to moderate feature requirements into production quality code proficient in programming languages and technologies used within project team and code base maintained by project team deliver tested production level code in a timely manner for small to moderate features within a team able to provide guidance on coding and testing standards to peers and associates able to work independently small to moderate features within a team positively contributes to the success of projects/products able to collaborate and foster collaborative working with a multidisciplinary team be creative and experiment with new solutions but pragmatic and committed to code optimisation and validation empower and mentor more junior team members to improve their craft, deliver high quality products, and develop themselves as high performing engineers. help standardise and continuously improve our software engineering practices, processes, and tools. customer first mindset and obsessed about building and maintaining trust with both internal and external customers value and be a culture ambassador for Kobalt play an active role in promoting Kobalt’s brand by attending and being involved in events and networking   THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE... Strong knowledge of technical domain Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related relevant discipline (or equivalent) technical knowledge, specifically in service-oriented architecture and developing and operating highly scalable data centric services and web applications experience of best practices, agile methodologies, continuous delivery and experimentation ability to work in a data driven environment ability to share expertise and promote diversity while navigating a complex organisation you have expertise in multiple development languages, and are interested in learning more experience in programming with Java and SQL, these are the two core languages we use at the moment, but we need to broaden our strengths with some javascript (react) and other front end technologies. We've used other languages like Python (3) from time to time, so programming knowledge of this would also be beneficial understanding of scalability, and implementation constraints; and comfortable working with multiple stakeholders from different parts of the organisation.   IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
The Associate Director, AWAL Synch & Brand Partnerships will be responsible for proactively and creatively pitching AWAL’s roster for synch opportunities in Film, TV, Trailers, and Advertisements as well as seeking brand partnership opportunities in the US. BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing! WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AWAL SYNCH & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS AT KOBALT DO? Implement a creative synch strategy for AWAL single/album releases that align with release marketing plans Support in the execution of an effective synch strategy to achieve quarterly and yearly fiscal targets, set by your supervisor(s) Ensure the AWAL synch team is staying up to date on new and upcoming releases Proactively solicit and pitch AWAL recordings and artists to advertising agencies, brands, film & TV production companies, television networks, and other decision makers Create and maintain a contact database of the key decision makers and partners to ensure that each account is being creatively managed by a member of the AWAL synch team Proactively reach out to AWAL artists to maintain and foster good client relations as well as keep them up to date on the current synch and brand landscape Attend and participate in AWAL marketing and artist meetings, as needed Work closely with the AWAL marketing team to leverage and maximize all synch opportunities Work with Synch Clearance and Admin and maintain oversight over all AWAL synch deals Work closely with Business Affairs, Recordings Client Admin and Operations to ensure that recordings are properly set up in the AWAL rights management database so there is oversight over all AWAL clients with synch rights Organize, manage and implement showcases for artists who are “in cycle” Attend artists shows, events, showcases as needed Be available to attend key events, conferences as deemed necessary by your supervisor(s) (some travel may be necessary) WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  4+ years’ experience within a synch department with a proven record of successfully securing synch and/or brand partnerships, preferably at a label, publisher or music licensing company Excellent management skills Highly organized, detailed oriented and have a strong ability to multi-task Possess excellent organization, written and oral communication skills Must have a passion for music Very strong customer relations skills Must be a team player Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Recruiter to join our Recruitment Team. Reporting to the VP, Global Recruitment, you will take responsibility for the full 360 recruitment life cycle of hiring across technical, product and design roles. You will be confident and comfortable recruiting into all Technology and Product roles, including Software Engineering across all areas of the business (Front End/Back End/Full Stack development teams, Infrastructure, DevOps, etc). It's a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same! If you have the ability and passion to attract and recruit leading talent and love the idea of contributing to building a high growth tech team, we'd love to hear from you! KOBALT BACKGROUND Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A TECH RECRUITER AT KOBALT DO? Provide an exceptional recruitment experience from the first point of contact with line manager or candidate through to offer and start date Lead the full 360 life cycle of recruitment from writing job descriptions, advising on sourcing approach, posting jobs, doing initial screenings and engaging talent, managing candidate communications, scheduling and participating in interviews, post-interview debriefs and preparing offers Build relationships and partner with hiring managers across Tech and Product Recruit top Tech talent for roles including but not exclusively Full Stack/Back End/Front End Devs, DevOps (AWS, Docker), Data Engineers, Product Managers and Designers Own the integrity of your data by facilitating effective use of our Applicant Tracking System (Greenhouse) and ensuring it is 100% accurate Conduct a high volume of phone, video, and onsite interviews Source candidates via various external sources including proactively data mining on LinkedIn, Hired.com and through networking groups, identifying alternative sources for cost effective recruiting. Increase Kobalt’s involvement and outreach in the music / tech communities by attending and supporting with hosting industry networking and recruiting events Build qualified candidate pools to meet the needs of future opportunities Provide interview/systems training to all Kobalt employees involved in hiring Manage multiple openings across a range of skill sets Select and manage effective recruitment and advertising vendors to facilitate hiring where necessary including terms / cost negotiation Manage recruitment spend, source metrics and ratios for reporting and to aid in continuous improvement Be knowledgeable about Kobalt and effective in communicating the business and its culture and values. Manage the existing pipeline of candidates and identify what future opportunities they may be a fit for Be proactive in thinking of creative ways of engaging talent; keeping up with the latest trends on talent acquisition Support new recruitment programs (referrals etc) Support offer process and on-boarding of new hires Conduct the interview process focusing on behavioural/ competency and values based interviewing Act as a brand ambassador for Kobalt WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Strong experience of high volume recruiting of software development , product management and user design roles Experience in a fast-growing, constantly changing environment and can work successfully with technology leaders Strong experience partnering with Hiring Managers and managing stakeholders Web savvy with experience of recruitment advertising, job boards/ CV search and recruiting websites including LinkedIn In-depth phone screening and face to face interview experience – including the use of competency based interview techniques Analytical with the ability to manage data, set up and run reports and queries of data and present it to senior team with recommendations. A people person: you’re friendly, social, and genuinely enjoy working with others. Extremely organised with excellent follow up skills. Details are important to you and the small things matter (like typos and grammar) Data driven mentality and happy working to Able to communicate in-depth knowledge of external market and industry trends Confident and professional interview skills Proven ability to work to stringent deadlines Strong experience of stakeholder management, acting as a true business partner The ability to work independently and within a team environment Some in-house Technology recruitment experience would be a distinct advantage, proven agency experience considered WHAT YOU WILL GET IN RETURN A great salary & bonus in addition to a generous pension scheme (up to 5% matched) Peace of mind - we offer comprehensive health cover extendable to your family and in the event that you are unable to work we will continue to pay up to 75% of your salary Dedicated learning and development resources including Udemy and BookBoon Regular Tech Meetups hosted in the office on a range of topics from Scala to Agile Leadership Wellbeing - we care about your physical and mental health and offer you subsidised gym memberships, a cycle to work scheme, sports clubs, office yoga, (almost) daily meditation classes and free mental health coaching via Sanctus A great office with everything you need to do your job and enjoy your place of work including free healthy (and unhealthy) snacks, fresh fruit and cereal, fantastic open space on our roof and shower facilities Our infamous Kobalt Socials including quarterly-company wide rooftop parties and regular team socials, beers/wine/soft drinks on a Friday and the odd famous person doing a gig in our kitchen
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Joining a growing internal recruitment team in Kobalt Music’s global People & Culture department, the Recruitment Operations Specialist will oversee the management of recruitment platforms, their performance and implementations. You will be the champion how we do things by leveraging data to suggest improvements on our current processes as well as support our tech, music and shared services on all day to day recruitment tasks, from interview scheduling to events support. To be successful in the role, you thrive in the fast-paced momentum of recruitment, but are passionate about the operations side and driven by data and analytics, technology and music of course! Ideally you have a background in streamlining recruitment operations in a fast-growing & dynamic organisation, but most important is that you can apply deep logic to your thinking, back everything up with data with strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal stakeholders and candidates alike. BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 650 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing.. WHAT DOES A RECRUITMENT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST AT KOBALT DO? Collates data from various sources to present for trend analysis, assessment of KPIs as well as recruitment budget tracking & management Supports tech, music and shared services on all day to day tasks, ensuring a 1st class candidate experience throughout the full recruitment journey  Manages ‘Greenhouse’ ATS by running regular audits as well as supports and owns all integrations (including Diversity & Inclusion & BI Tools) ensuring the data required for reporting is correct and kept up to date Support employer branding from asset creation to onsite events Tracks agency usage & spend as well as  details of all the term and conditions Manages raising of POs, tracking of invoices for payment and budget purposes  Maintain records on contractor start and end dates and manages contracts renewals Coordinates Recruitment training Minute recruitment meetings and distribute action points WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   At least 2 years experience supporting a recruitment function in an operational capacity with a track record of managing your own projects as well as a proven ability to prioritise a busy work-load & meet deadlines Strong system skills and experience including data manipulation in Excel & presenting findings in PowerPoint or other software Expert use of technology including business applications & project management tools Exemplary customer service skills with evidence of going above and beyond to deliver with ability to overcome challenges through good problem-solving skills Excellent attention to detail and a brilliant organiser A great communicator; verbal & written  Resilience and tenacity to work under pressure with a positive and proactive mindset Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: AWAL x Forbes AWAL x Billboard Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend   Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Economist - Disrupters   Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements. KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE |  Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE |  Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION |  Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP |  Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME |  Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT |  As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE |  Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING |  Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY  REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS |  Including seasonal social events and parties. POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility. PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE |  Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME |  In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Kobalt is seeking a Senior level Business Partner to join a values-driven and growing People & Culture team. Reporting to the VP of People & Culture UK & Rest of World, this role will support circa 300 employees across the UK business where you will partner with the leadership teams and have global ownership of the Publishing Operations teams, AMRA (our digital music collection society) and Neighbouring Rights, as well as provide BU support for the Synchronisation & Creative teams and AWAL (our recordings function). The People & Culture department is a growing team of 20+ made up of Business Partners (known internally as P&C Managers), Learning & Development, Employee Communications, Compensation & Benefits and Internal Recruitment. BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 650 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A PEOPLE & CULTURE BUSINESS PARTNER AT KOBALT DO? Partner with leadership teams on people & culture and change management initiatives Builds a strategic P&C plan on their business unit which supports the growth and challenges of their area Support staff by building a first-class employee experience, promoting development feedback, objective setting, employee engagement Promote and engage in well-being and diversity / inclusion initiatives Manage all employee relation cases from initial advice through to completion Work with Learning & Development on learning programmes where necessary Roll out and embed career progression framework and advise managers on compensation discussions   Ensure the HRIS data is up to date and changes are communicated to the P&C Coordinator Use data and insights to influence and support business decisions and changes Report on P&C activity, including headcount, attrition, diversity, ER WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   Business Understanding: Use to working with a creative or media industry   Business Partnering: Senior level stakeholder management Using metrics / data to advise and influence Change Management / ER Support staff going through huge amounts of change and business growth. Strong handling of managing complex ER cases HR knowledge Broad generalist understanding and exposure to the following would be advantageous: managing annual salary reviews, actioning employee survey results, running workshops, performance management Ideally CIPD qualified Attributes Business savvy and analytical Can manage a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment Excellent communication with first class relationship building skills A self-starter who has a problem-solving mindset with a flexible and proactive attitude Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: AWAL x Forbes AWAL x Billboard Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements. KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE |  Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE |  Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION |  Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP |  Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME |  Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT |  As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE |  Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING |  Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS |  Including seasonal social events and parties. POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility. PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE |  Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE |  Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME |  In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are hiring a Director, People & Culture to join our global People & Culture team. This role will partner with leadership, employees and P&C to both support and develop a growing employee population in the US. The Director will influence the business and drive decisions that lead to high performing teams, engaged employees and a positive employee experience. The global People & Culture team is made up of Business Partners (known internally as P&C Managers), Learning & Development and Internal Recruitment.  BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!   WHAT DOES A DIRECTOR, P&C AT KOBALT DO? Partner with Kobalt’s leadership team on P&C and change management initiatives Work with the Sr. Director of P&C, the Chief People Officer, and the P&C team to effectively execute P&C strategy Provide a first-class employee experience by promoting development feedback, objective setting, employee engagement Promote and engage in diversity & inclusion initiatives Manage all employee relations cases from initial advice through to completion Provide data, reporting insights and analysis to support the US senior leaders in making decisions to improve their teams Advise managers on compensation discussions Design and deliver key P&C initiatives, specifically within the US and Canada Ensure HR data integrity and ensure changes are communicated to the P&C Coordinator/others as needed Report on P&C activity, including headcount, attrition, diversity, and employee relations Serves as a subject matter expert on People related compliance in the US Maintain P&C policies ensuring they are up to date and fit for purpose Manage P&C projects as assigned Lead by example by living Kobalt’s values and culture in day to day behaviors and interactions with all levels of colleagues WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 7+ years’ experience in People & Culture/HR, preferably at a high growth company Experience working in a tech/media environment is ideal but not required Fluent understanding of HR analytics Knowledge of the music industry is a plus but not required Previous experience with Business Partnering: Senior level stakeholder management Experience in influencing, coaching and counseling employees and leadership Using metrics / data to advise and influence Change Management / ER Support staff going through huge amounts of change and business growth Experience with coaching and counseling employees of all levels on performance management, conflict management, employee relations, and organization development Strong knowledge of New York/US employment regulations Broad generalist understanding and exposure to the following is preferred: Managing annual talent reviews Annual compensation planning Actioning employee survey results Running workshops Performance management Employee relations Organizational design Business savvy and analytical with strong presentation skills Excellent communication with first class relationship building skills at all levels Flexible and proactive attitude Ability to manage multiple projects as well as manage day to day role Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are looking to hire an independent and personable Executive Assistant to work closely with the Chief Creative Officer of Kobalt. The successful candidate will have previous support experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as well as a track-record of managing ever-changing schedules, conflicting priorities and planning international travel and communication across multiple time zones. You should be an excellent communicator and able to build a trustworthy relationship among internal teams as well as external contacts. BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!  WHAT DOES AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO? Serve as the primary liaison for staff, clients, and industry contacts maintaining credibility, confidentiality, and trust Heavy scheduling and calendar management Rolling calls Monitor and prioritize executive’s emails Oversee extensive domestic and international travel arrangements Process and submit expenses on a monthly basis Maintain executive’s external contacts Assist with meeting prep, agendas and dissemination of notes/action points Maintain a strict level of confidentiality Manage ticket buys for department Assist with the coordination of department and external facing events (sending out invitations, booking venues, etc.) Ad-hoc projects and administrative support as needed WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 3+ years’ experience working in administrative position Previous experience working under a C-level executive is preferred Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills High attention to detail and strong time management skills Ability to work independently Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and Gsuite Knowledge of Windows and Mac OSX Knowledge of Salesforce is preferred Experience overseeing submission of expenses and assisting with budgeting Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and anticipate needs Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are hiring a Senior Coordinator, Royalty Processing in New York. Joining our Royalties team you will oversee the completion of processing large volumes of electronic statements and data sets on a timely manner for the US mechanical and digital administration team.  You will be in charge of making sure this is done with the highest efficiency and accuracy while still suggesting and implementing ongoing improvements to current processes. You should have a strong attention to detail as there will be some complex big data statements for analysis. Strong communication skills is needed as an integral part of the job is communicating externally and internally to make sure all teams and labels are on the same page.  BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!  WHAT DOES A SENIOR COORDINATOR OF ROYALTY PROCESSING AT KOBALT DO? Upload and process large data sets from labels and DSP's on a quarterly basis for US mechanicals and digitals only Manage weekly reports of progress that are sent to senior management team members for review Maintaining and upkeep of internal royalty identification reports Liaison with record labels to improve statement data Confirm Kobalt client data at labels so payments are directed to correct parties Investigate payments and statements and coordinate with labels and DSP’s in order to make sure we are 100% paid up on a quarterly basis Ad hoc special research projects for royalties WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field 1+ years’ experience in a publishing position Proficient in Microsoft office suite with advanced excel knowledge Highly organized and strong attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills A proactive and positive approach Able to work independently while also being a team player Able to manage and work with firm deadlines within a fast-paced environment Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
Joining the Publishing Copyright department in our London office, the primary role of the Copyright Assistant will be to assist the team in managing our catalogue in the Nordics by ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at the local collection society – STIM/NCB. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills when dealing with general enquiries from internal and external sources and can deal with pressure but remain optimistic and persistent to complete tasks accurately and efficiently. BACKGROUND  Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A COPYRIGHT ASSISTANT, NORDICS AT KOBALT DO? Ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at the collection society in the Nordics Dealing with general enquiries regarding our claims to works and the terms of our publishing agreements Handling song disputes and duplicate claims Processing new works and agreements as the company acquires rights to new catalogues Processing royalty statements received from collection societies Analysing the royalties received to identify possible underpayment or delayed payment, and working with the societies to resolve these issues You may be asked to take on extra responsibilities – please be aware that the above list is not exhaustive WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   High level of written and spoken English is essential High level of written and spoken Swedish is preferred  Excellent communication skills: the duties require a very high level of communication internally and externally; we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to audience Track record of excellent organization and prioritisation skills Strong attention to detail, accuracy and a detail-driven mind-set High level of numeracy Basic Excel skills are preferred but not essential Previous admin and copyright experience in a similar role as well as a good understanding of music publishing is advantageous Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Wired - How data saved music Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.   KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE  | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE  | Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION  | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP  | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT  | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE  | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING  | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT  AND CEREAL SUPPLIED REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS  | Including seasonal social events and parties.   POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%). PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE  | Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME   (eligible after 1 month of service)  | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME  | In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 10, 2019
Full time
We are hiring an Associate of Strategy & Business Analytics to join AWAL’s Strategy & Business Development team in LA. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to drive strategic analysis and provide insight for key business decisions by AWAL’s senior management team and other stakeholders. The Associate will focus on research and analysis for a variety of exciting business initiatives, value a combination of artist, label and strategic partnership deals, and provide general support for strategy and operational projects across AWAL. Our ideal candidate will need to be comfortable with ambiguity and handling complexity in a fast-paced environment. He/she should be highly proficient with data analytics and possess the ability to analyze large, complex datasets with excellent modelling skills. He/she should also be strong at project management and proactively driving one’s own projects.   BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, Steve Lacy, The Wombats, Gus Dapperton, Little Simz and more. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE OF STRATEGY & BUSINESS ANALYTICS DO AT KOBALT? Deep quantitative and qualitative analysis to deliver insights Internal analyses to deliver insights on our businesses and support growth & improvement initiatives Ownership over core end-to-end data analysis (understand data, query, clean, structure, analyze, model, present) Run financial analysis of artists and label deals Assist with financial due diligence of partnership and M&A opportunities Support various BU strategy & operational projects Develop & deliver high-quality presentations for senior stakeholders on key opportunities, challenges, etc. WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university, preferably with a quantitative background 2+ years of research and analysis experience, with affinity for problem-solving Strong ability to structure and conduct quantitative & qualitative analyses Strong business sense and ability to identify implications Strong organizational skills Strong communication skills – written & verbal Excellent skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint; experience with SQL preferred Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects, data inputs and stakeholders within tight deadlines Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.